Ashley Michele Coghill

Ashley Michele Coghill

Civil Litigation Attorney
  • Business Law, Collections, Construction Law ...
  • North Carolina
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Ashley is passionate about working with clients in construction, insurance coverage, and professional liability matters. Over the years, Ashley has cultivated a reputation of being known for her hands-on approach to her work with her clients. From working with North Carolina farmers at a pro bono office in Durham at the start of her career to crawling through a crawl space to understand a key issue in a construction case, or defending a salvage claim on a high-dollar vessel, Ashley’s priorities have always been to best serve those she represents in communities throughout the state. Complementing her hands-on approach, Ashley also has experience advocating for her clients before various state and professional licensing boards.

Construction Law

In her Construction law practice, Ashley often represents subcontractors on both sides of the dispute. She is proficient at asserting and perfecting liens against property and funds for job payments owed. She is also well experienced in defending contractors from negligent construction allegations and construction defect claims.

Insurance Coverage

Before responding to claims, sometimes clients face challenges in determining whether an insurance policy is required to provide a defense or, in the case of multiple policies, how to read those policies to simultaneously apply to the claims at hand. Insurance coverage can provide a way to offset client costs. Ashley is experienced in walking her clients through a coverage analysis, determining if coverage applies, and helping implement a plan based on that analysis.

Professional Liability

Helping other lawyers, construction specialists such as surveyors and engineers, insurance brokers, realtors, and other licensed professionals, Ashley provides a vigorous defense to the common standard of care allegations these professionals face. She has worked with professionals in both licensing board and civil litigation scenarios.

Campbell Law School
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Reading University
Advanced Certificate in International Business Law
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Appalachian State University
B.S. | Criminal Justice
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Appalachian State University
B.A. | Psychology
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Professional Experience
Davis Hartman Wright LLP
- Current
Cranfill Sumner LLP
Bryant & Lewis, P.A.
Land Loss Prevention Project
Speaking Engagements
Recent Trends and Updates in Construction Law
Construction Liens
Salvage Law and Maritime Dispute Resolution
Defending Marine Salvage Claims in a Marine Casualty Environment.
AV® Rating
North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society
Legal Aid of North Carolina
Addison Hewlett Jr. Award for Exemplary Pro Bono Service
New Hanover County Bar Association
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 49134
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Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Insurance Defense
Legal Malpractice
Maritime Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Workers' Compensation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Ashley M. Coghill - Partner at Davis Hartman Wright LLP
Contact & Map
Davis Hartman Wright LLP
209 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Telephone: (910) 795-4280
Fax: (910) 795-4280